Spicy French Fries Using an Airfryer

Potato French Fries are an all time favorite. This versatile dish can be eaten on its own as a snack or as a side dish with burgers, steak, grilled chicken etc. Fries are generally served with dips like tomato ketchup, mayonnaise, gravy or even topped with cheese. So how about some spicy french fries. French fries are traditionally done by deep frying in hot oil. Here we use an Airfryer to fry them. Using an Airfryer to cook French Fries contains up to 80 percent less fat than fries done using hot oil.

The recipe given over here uses the two stage method of first boiling the potato strips (or blanching) and then cooking them in the airfryer. The first step ensures that surface starch from the potatoes are removed. The potatoes are then drained of all water in a colander and then by pat drying them in a towel. The cooking time given here is a guide as the cooking time may vary depending on the thickness of the potato strips and the type of potatoes used. The quantity of spices like chilli powder and pepper powder can be reduced to suit your tolerance to these spices.

This is best served hot. So go ahead and enjoy the french fries done in an Airfryer.

Watch the video of the recipe.


Airfryer Spicy French Fries Recipe

3 large potatoes (approx. 800 grams)
2 teaspoons cornflour
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon black pepper powder
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
Salt to taste

Wash, wipe dry, peel, and cut the potatoes into thin strips.

In a casserole, boil water and once the water is boiling blanch the potatoes in boiling water for 4 minutes. After 4 minutes, remove the potatoes from the boiling water and rinse the potatoes with cold water.  Pat dry the potatoes in kitchen towel.

In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch and the spices, mix well.

In a mixing bowl, add the potatoes then add the olive oil, and toss well.  Sprinkle the dry spices onto the potatoes and toss everything together to coat the potatoes. Then it’s ready for airfrying.

Fries coated with spices

Preheat the airfryer to 160 degrees Celsius (320 degrees Fahrenheit) for 3 minutes.

Place the potatoes inside the cooking basket and set the timer for 10 minutes, shake the potatoes in between. After 10 minutes, increase the temperature to 180 degrees Celsius (350 degrees Fahrenheit) and set the timer for another 2 minutes or cook until its golden brown. Sprinkle with salt and serve.

Airfryer French Fries

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